Kelly Smith joined the COE staff in April 2018 as an academic administrative coordinator. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Kelly is a 1993 graduate of Cranston High School West and later went on to earn degrees in both English and journalism from the University of Rhode Island. She is the author of That Goodbye Thing, an e-book available only on Amazon. Besides writing, Kelly loves to travel, being around friends and family, watching Patriots football and listening to great music (especially live shows!). Her favorites range from bands like The Beatles and Maroon 5 to singer/songwriters such as Alanis Morissette and Billy Joel. Her hobbies include reading, making photo collages and dabbling in graphic art. She is also mildly obsessed with the color purple. Kelly does NOT enjoy washing dishes or cleaning the bathroom, though she doesn't mind doing the laundry and will even iron her husband's dress shirts on occasion. Kelly lives in Warwick, RI, with her husband Corey and their four children.